Ask a Lawyer: What is Workers’ Comp?
Were you injured while working in North Carolina? State laws can make seeking compensation for your injury-related expenses complicated and difficult. That’s why Lewis & Keller is here to be your champion and help you in your time of need. When you work with us, you won’t have to worry about documents, evidence, or negotiations. Our team will take care of everything so you can focus on recovering. Attorney Shannon Warf Kovach is a Board-Certified Workers’ Comp Specialist, and she knows everything there is to know about successfully filing for workers’ comp in North Carolina. Read the following transcript to learn more about what workers’ comp is.
Attorney Shannon Warf Kovach:
Workers’ comp is an insurance policy. So, it is similar to your homeowners insurance or your car insurance. Most employers are required to have that type of insurance. So, if they have an employee that’s hurt on the job, they have an insurance policy that covers things. Similar to if you’re in a car accident, there’s an insurance policy that covers your medical expenses and that sort of thing. So, it’s just a different type of insurance policy. There are exceptions to that, just like there’s exceptions to most things. But, for the most part, if an employer’s got three or more employees, they need to have workers’ comp insurance.
If you were injured because something unusual happened at work, you have a right to workers’ compensation. Attorney Shannon Warf Kovach is the workers’ comp specialist who can help you seek every penny you deserve. It only takes one call to get started and your case review is completely free. In fact, if we don’t win compensation for you, you won’t owe us anything at all. We believe everyone should have access to affordable legal aid. That’s why we work on a contingency-fee basis. Contact Lewis & Keller today to get a champion on your case.